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This audio drama invites your ears to visit Slumberland, a small island town in the US. Come along with Thomas Edward M, the freelance soundman. He's been hired to meet the locals and record their oral histories for the town's time capsule. The unfolding history of the town mixes folklore, paranorma… read more

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086 - Small World

June 8th, 2020


Thomas is flustered from discovering a strange woman sharing his temporary home. Since the house belongs to Oskar, Thomas calls him up and demands to know what's going on.

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085 - Slide Show

May 20th, 2020


Long ago, town founder Coyote carved a coded message into a rock. Determined to finish recording the story of that carved message, Thomas arrives at …

084 - Sloop Tom B

March 5th, 2020


Thomas needs a respite from his weird misadventures. The Supper Shack sounds like a good place to grab a bite. But Thomas is roped into a lively chat by Stella Pierce, the local pilot. Stella and Thomas have only spoken …

083 - Sponsor

February 13th, 2020


In desperate need of healthy cell phone signal, Thomas rides with Rupert back to the time capsule. Rupert and his team work to widen the Community …

082 - Simsala's Tale

January 20th, 2020


Thomas revives from the session with Alva Two that went very awry. Now it's time to learn much more about the woman once known as Simsala Del Becha.

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081 - Supplemental 5: Summer-Winter Festival

December 18th, 2019


In the middle of summer, Slumberland celebrates the winter holidays! A recording that Thomas discarded is presented to spread the holiday spirit. …

080 - Simsala Del Becha's Last Gasp

October 21st, 2019


Alva Two runs out of journal entries written by his father, the late Alva One. However, within the pages of the journal books, Alva does come across an ominous entry written in jagged black ink.

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079 - Safety Last!

September 23rd, 2019


Alva Two contributes to the Oral History Project by reading his father Alva One's journal entries. These are the 1940s war-era tales of how young Alva One got his glasses, met Phaedra Pierce, and the mysterious military …

078 - Snooze Button

August 1st, 2019


Thomas discovers a perplexing feature of the Slumberland time capsule: a Doomsday Clock and a spoken explanation for it recorded long ago by Alva One.

077 - Stele

April 30th, 2019


Thomas is guided into Slumberland's time capsule by Walter Fustmensch, who reveals the "stele" -- a stone covered in carved, coded writings.

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076 - Sinecure

March 27th, 2019


A mysterious man named Walter Fustmensch describes his simple daily routine on Slumberland Island.

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075 - Safety Orange

March 15th, 2019


A large metal sculpture of a mysterious woman's head -- this statue sits in a storage shed on Slumberland Island. How did it get there and where did …

074 - Supplemental 4: Singularly Fruitless

January 28th, 2019


Slumberland, written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.

Oblivia Newton-Baum performed by Julia C. Thorne.

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073 - Sea Evacuees

January 12th, 2019


Jeepers MacGeepers records his oral history session -- a tale of a boy fleeing war-torn Europe, and a certain pigeon carrying a coded message.

Original music by Tim Clark.

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072 - Syncytium Island Tales Part 2

October 31st, 2018


Thomas ends a very long day dutifully filing the last of his recent recordings. But before sleep can be had, a late-night visitor has a few words to …

071 - Song Cycle 2 - "Shared Dream"

October 30th, 2018


Jeepers MacGeepers plays another old tape recording of a CLOUD performance. For extra spice he also dishes on the synthesizer he found as a boy, as …

070 - Song Cycle 1 - "Sunder"

August 31st, 2018


Jeepers MacGeepers plays an old tape recording of a music performance. The CLOUD band was a trio -- young Jeepers and his pals Noah Dahl and Jennie …

069 - Suspension

August 8th, 2018


Stella Pierce is piloting her plane over Slumberland Island, searching for any clues related to the disappearance of Omar Evanston. Thomas and Jeepers listen to Stella's report over radio. Their meeting, atop the town's …

068 - Suckin' Air

June 29th, 2018


Thomas bravely records Doreen, Slumberland's crown curmudgeon. She tells a tale of trailers and old flames.

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067 - Septic

April 27th, 2018


Thomas finds himself face-to-face with a certain pot-banging, foul-mouthed resident of Slumberland in the town's dumping grounds.

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066 - Straight Poop

April 20th, 2018


Following the late-night episode with Max MacGillicutty, Thomas reflects back on earlier in the day, when he visited Slumberland's trash heap to find …

065 - Special Occasion

March 28th, 2018


The antics of Thomas, Merlin, Dae'Yana, and Sir the robot lead to discovering a Zero Point Energy source -- whatever that means. But it's something very important to Maxima McGillicutty. So important, her eccentric …

064 - Side Gig

March 11th, 2018


The robot known as "Sir" makes some startling progress while doing maintenance on the Community Dome.

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063 - Sig and Stig

February 22nd, 2018


Thomas returns to Slumberland's substation, where the mysterious power source for the Community Dome is getting tuned-up by the reactivated robot named "Sir."

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062 - Solution

February 2nd, 2018


Bethesda Pierce reads from the journal of her grandmother, Phaedra 1.

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061 - Senescence

January 14th, 2018


Tasked by Oblivia to go collect more oral histories, Thomas meets yet another daughter of the Pierce clan. Bethesda is the eldest offspring and her …

060 - Shocks and Chakras

December 26th, 2017


Thomas is shocked. He's actually meeting Oblivia Newton-Baum. But there's no time for small talk. Oblivia holds a thick file of research she needs to …

059 - Supplemental 3 - Santa Claus

December 13th, 2017


Hear an old recording of Alva Pierce reading the 1897 holiday classic "Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus."

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058 - Secondary

November 30th, 2017


Thomas meets a young town resident, Dae'Yana. The local poetry scene is up for discussion again.

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057 - Shower

November 10th, 2017


Day after day Thomas remembers something while he's taking a shower. But by the time he's done showering, he completely forgets it. Maybe a sound recorder can help.

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056 - Sir

October 24th, 2017


Someone -- or something -- has slept for decades in a closet inside the community dome. Along comes Thomas Edward M, ready to make a new friend.

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055 - Snail Mail

October 1st, 2017


Thomas gets a postcard: two women from Slumberland are starting new chapters in their lives. Chrysanthemum Jones communes with New England whales and Lex Pierce fixates on tattoos.

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054 - Supplemental 2: Snark

September 13th, 2017


Beckett Pierce rexamines the 1876 poem "The Hunting of the Snark" by Lewis Carroll. She wonders if some clues to explain Omar Evanston's …

053 - Secret Oral History

August 24th, 2017


The tale of Badamo Del Becha on the Slumberland beach in the 1930s gets told again. This time from the very singular perspective of Delfina Del Becha.

052 - Silent Stranger

August 7th, 2017


Hear the final events leading to the origin of the Sandy Specter legend. Alva Pierce Jr tells the tale concerning Badamo Del Becha, two of his men and their stormy encounter with young Coyote in the 1930s.

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051 - Séance Fiction

June 6th, 2017


Alva Two (Alva Pierce, Junior) arrives on the beach to pick up the Badamo Del Becha / Sandy Specter legend, where his old friend Davis left off the …

050 - Sandy Specter

April 26th, 2017


Davis X. Mackinaw relates tales of the town's ghost legend, a malevolent spirit known as the Sandy Specter.

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049 - Scouts

April 1st, 2017


Thomas arrives at an isolated corner of Slumberland Island where Davis X. Mackinaw sweeps the beach with a special kind of metal detector. Davis …

048 - Set Ups

March 17th, 2017


Thomas returns to the "Taos House" atop Slumberland's largest hill, where Jeepers MacGeepers holds his next instructions. A couple of other familiar …

047 - Shipwrecks

February 19th, 2017


Thomas gets sidetracked into meeting Maxima McGillicutty, heiress socialite and submersible pilot. Maxima's family has a long and strange history intertwined with Slumberland Island.

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046 - Shaman

January 28th, 2017


When last was heard about Oskar, he called to complain about a cursed wooden hand puppet that refused to let go of his arm. Now unconscious, and under house arrest, Oskar's friends enlist the help of Thomas Edward M.

045 - Sturgeon

January 8th, 2017


The Oral History session with town electrician Merlin Jebb. It's a fish tale partly told by song. Also includes a tour of Slumberland's substation. …

044 - Stink

December 23rd, 2016


Thomas prepares for his next oral history session. Before heading off he learns of a new situation concerning the shell phones in Slumberland. After …

043 - Sierra

December 11th, 2016


Jeepers plays Thomas a message left by a Slumberland woman named Sierra. An expert tracker, she goes off in search of Tango and the cassette tape he …

042 - Syncytium Island Tales, Part 1

November 29th, 2016


An old friend of Jeepers named Noah Dahl tells a rambling tale. It's everything he knows about the mysterious giant metal sculpture of a woman's …

041 - Subliminal

October 30th, 2016


Thomas Edward M's health exam turns into an unexpected mission to find a hidden record album.

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040 - Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

October 22nd, 2016


Thomas is still recovering from recent strange events. Jeepers meets with him to apologize and also to give an explanation of "what is happening in …

039 - Supplemental 1

September 30th, 2016


A pause in the events unfolding in Slumberland town. A reading of the short story by Ambrose Bierce, "The Difficulty of Crossing a Field."

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038 - Spoiler Alert

August 14th, 2016


A sudden reappearance by an old friend -- a REALLY old friend -- who spills the beans about Thomas's true purpose for being on Slumberland Island.

037 - Submission

July 20th, 2016


Skip at the Zip Sip Hooray Cafe records a story.

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036 - Site Visit

July 8th, 2016


Thomas finds the oral history session with Phaedra Pierce takes a very unexpected turn thanks to: 1) a prophetic journal kept by (a different) …

035 - Squeezebox

June 1st, 2016


A mysterious young woman leaves a recorded message in the sound booth built by Thomas Edward M.

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034 - Stomps and Haunts

May 16th, 2016


Thomas records a session with Chrysanthemum Jones -- she reveals details behind the histories of three men she knew while growing up on Slumberland …

033 - Surveillance

March 26th, 2016


Thomas receives an odd shell phone call and has a close encounter at Oskar's house.

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032 - Statuesque

March 18th, 2016


Thomas and Rupert Nevins drive to a Quonset hut to pick up the wooden pieces for assembling the do-it-yourself recording sound booth. Also inside the Quonset hut, is something that catches Thomas's attention.

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031 - Sleeping Man

February 20th, 2016


Thomas wakes up in an unfamiliar place, with a familiar face.

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Sleeping Man performed by Josh Valdés.

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030 - Subterranean

February 6th, 2016


Helena Pierce leaves Thomas on his own to explore a hallway in Underland, the underground level of the town. The sparsely-lit hallway reveals a few curiosities.

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029 - Sisterhood

January 23rd, 2016


A recording session with another Pierce sister -- this time it's Helena -- and she talks about the large community gardens behind the Pierce family's home. Helena tells a story that reveals what lies beneath the …

028 - Shell Phone

January 2nd, 2016


Before heading to bed Thomas finds himself having an unexpected conversation and learns more about Bonzo and his shell phone project on Slumberland Island.

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027 - Shock Puppet

December 28th, 2015


Thomas receives an update from his client, Oskar, who's been struggling with the cursed hand puppet stuck on his arm.

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026 - Sound's Bad

December 19th, 2015


Thomas Edward M visits Mr. Sound and helps the secretive health food expert explore the what happened to his missing cassette tape.

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025 - Skeptical Seeker

October 25th, 2015


Thomas Edward M's next scheduled interview introduces him to Beckett Pierce, a young woman who's been curious about her hometown's long legacy of …

024 - Something Besides a Man

September 6th, 2015


Thomas receives an anonymous phone message, with a link to a sound file. Somewhere in New England, two girls have found a cassette tape with a familiar voice on it, saying "Chicken…Tinkerbell…Phantom…"

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023 - Seeing Things

August 8th, 2015


Thomas arrives at the large and very old house set atop the biggest hill in Slumberland. Once meant to be a sanitarium, it's now the residence of …

022 - Sawing Logs

July 11th, 2015


Thomas Edward M sets out across the Slumberland Island on his borrowed golf cart. Reaching first oral history appointment is his goal, but strong …

021 - Sounds Good

June 15th, 2015


Thomas wakes up to another unexpected visitor -- a woman wearing a big smile -- and has perhaps the strangest conversation of his life.

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020 - Storytime

March 6th, 2015


It's time to relax and enjoy a peculiar yet familiar fairy tale, told by Mrs. Mielardeaux (Oskar's mom.) Thomas makes her unexpected acquaintance at …

019 - Sister City

January 11th, 2015


Thomas receives a visit from a man named Jeepers MacGeepers. He's Slumberland Township Supervisor. Also visiting is Oblivia Newton-Baum, who will …

018 - Skink Whisperer

December 1st, 2014


Before leaving the Slumberland Community Dome, Thomas has a conversation with a local named Jenny Fishman. She is a professional Skink Whisperer.

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017 - Charon

November 23rd, 2014


Putting oral history progress on hold, Thomas responds to a call for computer tech support at Slumberland's community dome. The dome's many features …

016 - Secret Life

October 26th, 2014


Thomas sets up the home recording studio, in anticipation of starting work on the town's oral history project. But first, there is more to learn about Oskar's exotic plant. A lot more.

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015 - Shroomi Poetry

August 1st, 2014


Thomas goes to retrieve his car and meets a young resident of Slumberland. They piece together more information regarding the being known as "Shroomi."

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014 - Sound Recorder

July 11th, 2014


Thomas reviews his recordings from the last couple of days on Slumberland and is surprised by what he finds.

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013 - Siren Song

June 8th, 2014


In this episode, the storm continues to pound Slumberland. Thomas listens to stories about Mr. Sound and the mysterious ice cream truck.

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012 - Superstorm

June 1st, 2014


Thomas Edward M and Omar Evanston hunker down to ride out the major thunderstorm bearing down on Slumberland Island.

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011 - Skype Message

April 22nd, 2014


The mysterious client, Oskar Mielardeaux, attempts to explain his thoughts on the oral history project, his own misadventures, and his needy house plant.

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010 - Supermoon

April 19th, 2014


Previously, the mysterious building on Slumberland Island known as The Dome seemed to have a bad effect on Thomas, causing him to black out. In this episode Thomas revives and finds himself in another new situation. …

009 - Side Effects

March 23rd, 2014


Up to now Slumberland Island has seemed deserted, but local teen Lex told Thomas that he should find everyone at a building known as "The Dome". …

008 - See a Monster

March 10th, 2014


Thomas meets a young woman named Lex. She's a Slumberland native with a story to tell about her unusual claim to fame. Apparently, for more than 100 years the little lake in Slumberland Island has produced a mysterious …

007 - Seventy-Six

March 2nd, 2014


A recording made on Slumberland Island in July 1976 is heard again. Magic Elvis, time capsules and the "manamojojuju" have something to say to us.

006 - Service Provider

February 17th, 2014


Curious about his talking seashell and hoping to find anyone to speak to, Thomas drives over to Slumberland Island's lighthouse.

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005 - Sketchy At Best

February 1st, 2014


Thomas visits the Memorial Gardens, where the history of Slumberland Island begins to emerge.

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004 - Strange Acoustics

January 26th, 2014


Thomas experiences his first overnight in Slumberland. It is not without incident.

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003 - Spy's Cream Truck

December 31st, 2013


Thomas encounters an enigmatic ice cream truck roaming the block of his new temporary home on Slumberland Island.

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002 - Somniloquy

December 31st, 2013


Thomas arrives at the bungalow where he'll stay while working on Slumberland Island. He experiences another unusual welcome.

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001 - Seashell

December 31st, 2013


The first episode has Thomas arriving on Slumberland Island. He has an unusual welcome.

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